Paedophile, 73, found strangled in remote woods

Times of London

Great Witchingham An elderly paedophile who was found strangled in remote woodland may have been murdered in revenge for his crimes, police said.

The body of Gordon Boon, 73, was discovered in an area used by fly-tippers near the headquarters of the Bernard Matthews poultry company in Great Witchingham, Norfolk, on Monday, three days after he was last seen alive.

Boon, a former cider factory worker, was on licence after being released from a six-year prison sentence for assaulting three girls, and had been placed on the sex offenders register for life. At his trial in 2001 he admitted assaulting one of his victims, a 13-year-old, after plying her with alcohol and playing strip poker with her. He also took pornographic photographs of the girl.

Boon, who was living in Attleborough, Norfolk, when he carried out the offences and is thought to have moved to Norwich on his release from prison had also admitted indecently assaulting another 13-year-old and an 8-year-old. Police would not confirm when he was released.

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